Machinery Safety

Risk Assessement and Risk Reduction of Machines

GT Engineering is specialised in the risk Assessement and risk Reduction of Machines, Production Lines and Processes. 
They performed several risk Analysis of Continuous Casting Machines, Rolling Mills, and Electric Arc Furnaces.
We work very close with Transfer Machine Manufacturers and, in general, Assembly Machine Producers.
We have experience in very different Industries: from Textile to Laser Cutting to Sputtering processes used in the semiconductor sector.
We regularly participate to the Technical Commettes liased with CENELEC and CEN, responsible for publication of the main Machinery Safety Technical Standards.

Machinery safety
When applying ISO 12100 we tend to focus on the hazards that result form situations an operator or the maintenance team can incur ...
Machinery safety
The standard ISO 11161 of May 2007 introduces the concept of span of control, which identifies the predetermined portion of a mach...
Machinery safety
EN ISO 11161 is the reference standard regarding the safety of the Integrated Machinery System (which henceforth in the article wi...
Machinery safety
THE DOUBT: The terms FMEA and FMECA may be common among component manufacturers, however the term FMEDA is only known in case the...
Machinery safety
ISO 3691-4:2020 is the type-C standard of driverless industrial trucks. Examples of driverless industrial trucks (trucks of ISO 50...
Machinery safety
When doing a risk assessment of a Machinery, regardless whether you are using ISO 12100 or B11.0, you need to use the concept of t...
Machinery safety
A new ISO standard has to go through six maturity stages: (10) PROPOSAL STAGE: we are at the very beginning: the very first docum...
Machinery safety
Is an enclosure interlocking required for industrial control panels? That is a strongly debated topic and not yet fully understood...
Machinery safety
IEC 60204-1 VS IEC 60445: green-and-yellow functional grounding conductor VS pink functional grounding conductor. ...
Machinery safety
Are you new in the Machinery Technical Standard world and do you feel a bit lost with the terminology? ...
Machinery safety
Harmonized standards play an important role in the EU Legislation for the CE Marking of Machineries. ISO classifies the 800+ Inter...
Machinery safety
There is often confusion as to whether or not type B residual current devices are required to protect lines in which variable spee...
Machinery safety
THE DOUBT: Most of us know that Light Blue is the colour of the neutral conductor inside an industrial control panel. The doubt is...
Machinery safety
THE QUESTION Often the manufacturer has doubts about what should be indicated in the Instruction manual. One of the aspects is whe...
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Machinery safety is often dealing with 2 areas: -    A safe area, free of hazards -    A dangerous one Historically, the term used...
Machinery safety
THE DOUBT By working everyday together with manufacturers of machineries, we get frequentily asked the question "is it mandatory ...
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  According to EN 60204-1 "Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines Part 1: General requirements", there are th...
Machinery safety
THE DOUBT When analysing switchboards, we sometimes notice that the main disconnector-switch is installed directly on the door of...
Machinery safety
If you deal with Machinery Safety you may wonder what Whole Body Access means. That is a relatively new terminology (this article ...
Machinery safety
The assessment and risk reduction process is detailed in various standards. An important aspect of the risk reduction methods sugg...
Machinery safety
Among the commands of a machine, probably, the emergency stop is the most visible one; however it is not the easiest to understand...
Machinery safety
Machinery Safety is probably the main leverage that can reduce the number of deaths and injuries in the work place. In the Europea...
Machinery safety
Steel is the world's largest recycling system. Steel used in everyday life can be melted down to become new steel products. I...
Machinery safety
The Alarp principle recognizes that there are three broad categories of risks: 1. Negligible risk: Broadly accepted by most people...
Machinery safety
If you are a machinery manufacturer or exporter to the European market you might have assumed that shipping products to Europe was...
Machinery safety
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) passed in 1970 to provide safe...
Machinery safety
The main alternatives for protection of the users of fixed ladders against falling from a height are: •    Safety cage •    Guide...
Machinery safety
THE QUESTION Machine and control panel manufacturers often wonder which Electrical Standard shall they follow for the CE Marking o...